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To what extent are the traditional attitudes and values of Chinese society part of Adeline's life as she was growing up?

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To what extent are the traditional attitudes and values of Chinese society part of Adeline's life as she was growing up? How important does the writer eventually consider these to be? The traditional values and attitudes of Chinese society did play an important part in Adeline's life, even though at times she wished to ignore these traditional values, she would not have had the same up bringing as she did without them. Therefore she would not have been able to have the same inspirations as she was given while growing up. Without these inspirations she might not have been able to write a book about her childhood in the same successful way that she did. I also believe the book would not have been as effective if it weren't for Chinese traditional values playing an important part in Adeline's life. Adeline, after growing up in a re Chinese Cinderella The traditional values and attitudes of Chinese society did play an important part in Adeline's life, even though at times she wished to ignore these traditional values, she would not have had the same up bringing as she did without them. Therefore she would not have been able to have the same inspirations as she was given while growing up. Without these inspirations she might not have been able to write a book about her childhood in the same successful way that she did. I also believe the book would not have been as effective if it weren't for Chinese traditional values playing an important part in Adeline's life. Adeline, after growing up in a relatively large family, learnt to become independent, thus resulting after; having been blamed by her siblings for her mothers death, which is seen as a sign as bad luck towards Adeline...which in Chinese culture is an important factor to Chinese values. Adeline was also numerously treated like an outcast by her siblings , Adeline often feeling neglected by her father, as well as her not being able to have an as fortunate life as the life's given to her older siblings and step-siblings by Niang, her step mother. ...read more.

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summoned by niang and her father, who had taken three entier days off work, to be given a "basic brown smock made from material left over from one of big sister's garments."all five stepchildren of niang recieved such clothes,where as the clothes that niangs children recieved was much better.The ways inwhich niang believes her step children and children should follow the chinese culture was infact different,which inturn created tension between adeline,her siblings and her step siblings; "'Aside from the clothes,'Second brother interrupted, 'what about our shaven heads? I don't see Fourth Brother sporting a Buddhist Monk Special! Why, the little princeling has his hair cut at the most fashionable children's hair stylist on Nanjing Lu.' " In conclusion,Many things from the chinese traditional culture effected adeline as she was growing up.For without the many chinese customs adeline was made to follow or respect she would not have the same built character as she has developed growing up.The many events that took place in her life,such as when adeline lost her pet duck whom she called PLT,this duckling was very important to Adeline as it was the runt just like adeline,Adeline felt she had a connection to something who showed love and effection back to her,whereas she felt alot of the time her family did not,adeline felt she had a responsability to take care of this helpless ducking,after PLT died it,even though made adeline upset,taught her to be strong.Adeline and her siblings were given tough love to prepare them for the future,to teach them they must have respect,obiedience,to teach them that behaviour is very important in chinese culture. I believe that to a very big extent traditional attitudes and values of chinese society were an important part in Adelines life while growing up. latively large family, learnt to become independent, thus resulting after; having been blamed by her siblings for her mothers death, which is seen as a sign as bad luck towards Adeline...which in Chinese culture is an important factor to Chinese values. ...read more.

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Chinese New year is an important event in chinese culture,as many things signal a new beggining,such as new clothes to be worn on new years day.However after Adeline was summoned by niang and her father, who had taken three entier days off work, to be given a "basic brown smock made from material left over from one of big sister's garments."all five stepchildren of niang recieved such clothes,where as the clothes that niangs children recieved was much better.The ways inwhich niang believes her step children and children should follow the chinese culture was infact different,which inturn created tension between adeline,her siblings and her step siblings; "'Aside from the clothes,'Second brother interrupted, 'what about our shaven heads? I don't see Fourth Brother sporting a Buddhist Monk Special! Why, the little princeling has his hair cut at the most fashionable children's hair stylist on Nanjing Lu.' " In conclusion,Many things from the chinese traditional culture effected adeline as she was growing up.For without the many chinese customs adeline was made to follow or respect she would not have the same built character as she has developed growing up.The many events that took place in her life,such as when adeline lost her pet duck whom she called PLT,this duckling was very important to Adeline as it was the runt just like adeline,Adeline felt she had a connection to something who showed love and effection back to her,whereas she felt alot of the time her family did not,adeline felt she had a responsability to take care of this helpless ducking,after PLT died it,even though made adeline upset,taught her to be strong.Adeline and her siblings were given tough love to prepare them for the future,to teach them they must have respect,obiedience,to teach them that behaviour is very important in chinese culture. I believe that to a very big extent traditional attitudes and values of chinese society were an important part in Adelines life while growing up. ?? ?? ?? ?? Nicola Harley Yr 10 The British School of Bahrain ...read more.

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